I have been joining up with Tammy and her Making your Home a Haven Challenge and boy has it been a challenge!! I did great on my bedtime routine last week (I actually went to bed at 10 several times), but the morning routine went down hill after Monday. :-( I was gone a lot visiting with my mom at our family cabin and so Wednesday and Thursday were my catching up days here at home. I also decided to change some things around. In my routine I should actually be heading out the door soon to go grocery shopping but I decided to change Monday around and do my shopping this afternoon. Since Monday's are so hectic, I like to spend my mornings at home. I had planned on tweaking it anyway if it didn't work out for me.
The challenge for us this week is to show kindness and love to our family while we maintain our schedules/routines. Isn't this so hard to do when we get behind or overwhelmed?!?! So many times I find myself getting angry or upset with Olivia when she is fussy or very needy. I keep thinking that if I act this way with one child how will I be when I have several. This is the time I need to stop what I am doing and evaluate my priority's. Maybe I just need to hold her for awhile or play with her in the floor. I plan to work on this area of my life this week and see what good comes out of it for our family.